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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

02 Nov 2009   #41
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

I think if people just learnt to use the start search, they would never have trouble finding anything. It's so much simpler than navigating through the Windows Explorer or the Control Panel.


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02 Nov 2009   #42
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
I disagree, the fact that novice's like myself could work and operate XP without any major problem, but struggle with Vista/7 is exactly where it's gone wrong. Microsoft should be making things easier for the home user not more complicated.
I agree with you for the most part since I hate the way Microsoft changes the look and feel of their software each time they update... hate it with a passion!

Now, usually changes are good but Vista came out with some bad juju from the get go (regardless of who you want to lay blame on) and the user Unfriendliness is HUGE, as Johnston perfectly stated... for the Novice, mere mortal or Non-PC Guru.

I do love Win 7 over XP but only because I have given it a big chance and because my main purpose is just playing PC games, internet and e-mail... I don't understand all that MS Mambo Jambo Movie Center thingy Do-Hickey.

One thing I have always heard is that Microsoft UPGRADES are a Big No-No's and this may have something do do with the problems you are experiencing right now with the Explore Issue.

Why don't you do yourself a favor and give us some screen shots of that particular problem? I do love the way Win 7 has the main icons on the taskbar for easy access that I couldn't have with XP.
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02 Nov 2009   #43
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

OP: I agree that there is a learning curve and it sounds like you're making no effort to learn. Go back to XP if that's what you want.
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02 Nov 2009   #44
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Anyone hep me stop the explorer window appearing at start up???

In the past (as in under XP) I have seen this behavior when there is a program in the startup folder or otherwise configured to start at Windows start-up that is no longer valid.

In this case, the Windows Explorer window would pop up, as if to say, "Okay, what did you want me to start again?"

There are two ways to check for this case:
1) Click on the ORB (lower left corner) and go to All Programs > Startup and see if there are any program shortcuts there that may be corrupted or not valid. Delete any bad ones.

2) Click on the Orb again and at the "Search" box right there above the orb, type in "MSCONFIG" (without the quotes) and then hit ENTER.

When the window appears, click on the START UP tab, as seen in the attached screenshot, then scroll through the list and see if there are any odd entries.

As sort of a big bang test, you could simply click the DISABLE ALL button at the bottom right (annotated in the screenshot with the red box), then reboot your computer to see if the Windows Explorer window still appears.

If it does not, then something in your startup is amiss. Bring up MSCONFIG again (startup tab) and then add back one or two at a time manually, rebooting after each (click on the checkbox in this window). A bit tedious, yes, but you would find your answer.
Post your results to this iif it works or not.


Tried that Beech, disabled all, and still the explorer widow appears.
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02 Nov 2009   #45
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Tried that Beech, disabled all, and still the explorer widow appears.
Try the same thing with the services:
1) Orb > type "MSCONFIG" {Enter}
2) Click on the "Services Tab"
3) Click the "Hide all Microsoft Services" checkbox bottom left
4) Click the "Disable All"
5) Reboot

If that doesn't work, post a screenshot of the window that is appearing (without altering what folder or view to which it opens).


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02 Nov 2009   #46
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Peter,

Still the same unfortuneately.

And just noticed Google search won't work.

Johnston
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02 Nov 2009   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think the OP expresses the opinion of a large vintage community. Their problem will be solved when they need new hardware for which no XP drivers exist. Then they will have to get moving and learn something new - which they refuse up to now. For most people change is bad - even if it is for the better.
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02 Nov 2009   #48
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

whs.

I work all day and haven't time to mess on with new systems all night.

So how come you don't offer any solution to the problems I have?.

They are:

Explorer window appears every start up.

Google search isn't working.

I want to use outlook express or windows mail on my computer, whic has windows 7.
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02 Nov 2009   #49
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Still the same unfortuneately.

And just noticed Google search won't work.
Screenshots of both problems would be very helpful.

Where is the Google Search that is not working? Internet Explorer search bar? Firefox toolbar? Google's main page (i.e. www.google.com)?
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02 Nov 2009   #50
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Peter,

If I knew how to add screen shots I would.

The Google toolbar appears above the Bing toolbar.

Johnston
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